Republican Tom Cotton wins Senate seat in Arkansas: CNN

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Posted: Nov 04, 2014 8:42 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Tom Cotton has won the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas, ousting incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor, an important prize for Republicans hoping to win control of that chamber, CNN projected on Tuesday.

Cotton, 37, a first-term U.S. representative and Iraq war veteran, linked Pryor to President Barack Obama, who is deeply unpopular in Arkansas. Cotton won despite a late campaign push for Pryor from other Democrats, including former President Bill Clinton, who was once an Arkansas governor.

(Reporting by Anna Yukhananov and Susan Cornwell; Editing by Peter Cooney)